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Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 02:31 pm
elaborate please
brookhavenconfucius April 16, 2014 at 03:07 pm
This is a DROP in the NYS bucket, that's needed for THIS FOOL'S chasing business out of NYS...I can,Read More think, YOKO ONO, is THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT THIS !
bill of rights April 16, 2014 at 05:52 pm
this governor is a disgrace, those consumers should get a rebate. cuomo is chasing away business,Read More creating bureaucratic traps to raise money from people and businesses. he really doesnt care about new yorkers hes on his own agenda and hes out of control. please vote for a new governor this november. cuomo is a criminal using his position to oppress people and business in new york state.
STAR dot STAR April 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm
With the new voting scam, if Jack ran for president and got zero popular votes in NY, but got mostRead More of the popular votes nationwide, Jack would get ALL of NY's electoral votes, without receiving a single vote in NY. What version of "one man one vote" is that? Bundy? The Federal government should know a dead-beat when it sees one, they're 17,500,000,000,000 in the hole and that's growing by 2,000,000,000 a day. The Feds should also pay Social Security the 2,500,000,000,000 they've robbed it of.
Sean Hassett April 17, 2014 at 01:37 am
I hope that one day I will see intelligent discussion on one of these boards without so muchRead More name-calling, putting down Dems, Libs, Cons and Republicans and other similar carrying on. Some people are concerned about the small states not having their say because the majority voted for something else. What about how the majority voted? The electoral college gives a person in a low-population state more of a vote than someone in a larger population state. This is inherently unfair and undemocratic and could only be made fair if states were broken up into similar sizes with respect to population; or if the the electoral college was eliminated or by the methods promoted by this NPV group, of which I never heard before today. Nobody can convince me that somebody from, say, South Dakota should have their vote count more than mine for any reason. Nor would I ever expect mine to count more than theirs. If we believe in true democracy and letting everybody make a choice, then we must accept that there will be sheep among us who can be led by free phones, or whatever. It takes all sorts. Just because something has existed for 200+ years doesn't mean that it's perfect or even good enough. We have come a long way since then, and if something can be done better, then it should. The entire method of counting votes needs to be replaced. Our overly simplistic method of "the person with the most votes wins" was fine when every vote was counted by hand, but it effectively limits the number of candidates to two and favors the two-party system that we have today. Add any more candidates and it gets screwed up. What we need is a system where each voter can rank the candidates in order of preference. That will allow the person with the most appeal overall to be elected. It will also break the stranglehold that the current two main parties hold. I, for one, would like some more choices, and the ability to vote without it being, in effect, a spoiled vote. Time to try something different. It's not rocket science, it's just counting properly. We can do it quickly and efficiently, something the Founders could not do, so we should.
Sean Hassett April 17, 2014 at 01:55 am
I have some serious issues with both the Republicans and the Democrats; both sides have issues theyRead More should answer for, but some of them actually have some good ideas and might really accomplish something if they could just work together. Instead, they will only see things their way and not compromise, and the result is that not much is getting done in DC. I am sick of seeing one party or the other introducing a bill that has no hope of passing, and this is not unusual. If this happened in some private sector company, there would be questions after one incident and firings after any more; yet it's business as usual in DC. That's why I see the need for reform. We need more than just these two parties and a preferential voting system to get us there. They need some competition to help them get their act together, or to allow us to elect someone who does have their act together.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
Gov. Chris Christie at Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk following Hurricane Sandy (Patch photo).
Simon March 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm
@Spoonfed: If your comment is directed at me, why are you directing it to someone else? As one whoRead More has lived in this state for five or six decades, my experience is that people in other parts of the country don't give a rat's testicle about New Jersey or its governor. So please stop polluting my email inbox. Thank you!
harryfinster March 11, 2014 at 12:54 am
your wrong it is a comic soap opera,latest christi quote " i dont understand why everyone is soRead More upset ,this is how we do things in new jersey
Spooner March 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm
...the latest up date on bridge gate is in today's local paper(New York Times) where Christie isRead More described as being the orchestrator of the toll increases to advance his political career...
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sb32199 January 8, 2014 at 09:47 am
The weather has been normal, which is to say it varies as always. What's changed is the humanRead More element. There are now more people and more structures in harm's way. More houses near the water, at risk when storm tides roll in. More houses on wooded mountains, at risk of burning up in forest fires. Even the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the subway lines that were flooded by Sandy. The tunnel is 60 years old and the subway tunnels are somewhat older. Thus, if the same storm had struck 100 years ago, there would have been no tunnels to flood.